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New Custodian of the Holy Land

May 20, 2016. Friar Francesco Patton is the new Custodian of the Holy Land. He succeeds Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who was in office for the last 12 years. Friar Francesco Patton is 52 years old from Vigo Meano (Italy). He graduated in Communication Sciences from the Pontifical Salesian University of Rome and until now was the provincial minister of the Order of Friars Minor in Saint Vigilius of Trent.
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Pope Francis has promulgated new decrees regarding future saints

April 27, 2016. Pope Francis has recognized the heroic virtues of the Spanish woman, Montse Grases; the martyrdom of 38 priest in Albania, and has also authorized the beatification of the Irish Jesuit, John Sullivan.
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Pope names new archbishop of Havana. Also new bishops for Mexico and Spain

On April 26 , 2016. Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Juan de la Caridad García, the new archbishop of San Cristobal of Havana after the resignation of Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino for having turned 75. Juan de la Caridad Garcia , 67, was until now archbishop in Camagüey, Cuba. After the resignation of Ulises Macías, the Pope appointed Bishop Ruy Rendon, 62, archbishop of Hermosillo, Mexico on Tuesday. Tuesdays bulletin announced the appointment of Manuel Herrero as bishop of Palencia, Spain; John Alphonsus Ryan as Bishop of Mzuzu, Malawi; and Edward M. Rice, Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau in the US. On the diplomatic section, Francisco Montecillo has been named apostolic nuncio in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

Chocolate, strawberry, lemon and hazelnut are typically top selling gelato flavors, but recently the new "Pope” flavor has been a major crowd pleaser. 

MARTINA
Sublime gelato
"We named the new flavor Holy Popes. It’s a combination of sweet milk, cream, and pieces of candy. It is a very sweet flavor in honor of the sweet character of these two popes, who we remember with fondness.” 

The gelateria is located in the Borgo neighborhood and this week, business is booming. The extra work has proven to be well worth the effort. 

MARTINA
Sublime gelato
"We made the gelato white to match the color of papal vestments, and the color of the Church in general.” 

There is nothing better than gelato to beat the heat in the Eternal City. The ‘Holy Popes’ gelato is only offered for a limited time and is a tasty way to celebrate the canonizations. 

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